NEIP Commences Training of 24,000 Applicants Under the “Youth In Innovative Agriculture Programme”

The National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme-NEIP has commenced training of over 24,000 applicants in the “YOUTH IN INNOVATIVE AGRICULTURE PROGRAMME under the GHANA CARES ‘OBAATAN PA’ PROGRAMME.

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Training started on the 9th of May 2022 and it will end on the 9th June 2022.

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All 24,000 applicants have been posted to private business incubation hubs and consultants who will take beneficiaries through training. Trainees are being called in batches.

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The programme enlisted young people between the ages of eighteen (18) to forty (40) Years who are into Agriculture to be trained and funded. Shortlisted applicants will receive funding and technical services support after they have gone through training and mentoring.

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The Ghana CARES (Obaatanpa) programme is an unprecedented, bold and audacious GHȻ100 billion post-COVID programme from the Government being implemented by the Ministry of Finance to stabilise, revitalise and transform Ghana’s economy to create jobs and prosperity for Ghanaians over three years.

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The areas covered under this phase of the Youth in Innovative Agriculture Programme include the following Agric Business sectors:

· Vegetable Farming
· Maize Farming
· Poultry/Livestock
· Yam/cassava
· Agro-Processing

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This programme is part of the government’s efforts toward supporting commercial farming and attracting educated youth into agriculture to help ensure food security and to help close our food import substitution gap.


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